YouTube TV, a Review

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been playing with the free month of YouTube TV. This is a streaming “cable alternative” for cord cutters, currently going for $35 a month. Live streaming TV services don’t interest me, as I find watching shows on Hulu+ the next day perfectly acceptable, but YouTube TV includes our…

Cord Cutting, a 3 year reflection

In July of 2012 my wife came up to our room, where I was working on a sermon. Her face wore an annoyed expression and she was carrying a set of papers in her hand. Holding it out to me she said, “Would you take a look at this? They are out of their minds!”…

Door-to-door sales

Just got a visit from a Comcast “Direct Sales Rep.” Here’s how the conversation went: Rep [fumbles for badge] “I hope you can see that, I’m the direct sales representative for Xfinity in this area. Do we have your business in this house?” Me “Just internet” Rep “OK, just internet, are you…” me [shakes head] “No,…

Cutting Loose

Shortly before we went on vacation, my family “cut the cord.” It's been a long time coming. I haven't wanted a home phone number for years, and have grown tired of feeling like live sports was keeping me hostage. With the arrival of netflix, hulu+, and network web-sites I wanted to break free for a…